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Best Recommendation for a unique application

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Best Recommendation for a unique application

I have a business where we arrive at a venue, setup our livestreaming equipment (laptops, PTZ cameras, PA system, monitors, T-Mobile modem and router), produce the livestream event, then tear down the equipment and move to the next job.  I would like to purchase a UPS unit but am concerned about how the down-time would effect the built-in batteries inside the UPS.  There could be times where we would not be using the equipment for upwards of a week (or less).  The UPS (and all of the equipment) would be in storage in my garage until the upcoming job. 

The reason I think I need a UPS is because of the (very likely) unstable and unclean AZ power coming out of the wall at each venue we plug  our equipment into.

 

Only think g I can think to do would be to plug in the UPS when we are not doing a job, then unplug it, pack it up, take it to the venue, plug it in at the venue, etc.  Wash, rinse repeat for each venue.  But - won't that run down the backup batteries much quicker over the long haul?

 

Anyone here have any suggestions as to what UPS unit I should buy?

 

Thank you

  

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Re: Best Recommendation for a unique application

Hi

Unless any of you equipment's power supplies are very sensitive to a small transfer time ~10ms maximum then the SMT range would be good for your application.

 

In terms of battery life I think your proposal is probably best and won't affect the battery life a great deal not being plugged in just  during transportation etc when the output is off.  Certainly better than having sitting around slowly discharging in storage for weeks at a time.

 

Regards

 

Matt

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Re: Best Recommendation for a unique application

Matt:

 

Thank you for the quick response.  But this is somewhat unfamiliar territory for me.  What do you mean "SMT" range in yuor answer?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Best Recommendation for a unique application

Sorry for that

 

The SMT is a range of ups that are suitable for network and server equipment, they are line interactive which means they provide a filtering to the input power and that is used by the output unless the input power is deemed bad quality or there is a power outage and then it switches to battery power.  They also have replaceable batteries unlike the SMC range.

 

Below is a link to the Smart UPS Line interactive UPS range. 

 

https://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/categories/power/uninterruptible-power-supply-ups-/network-and-server...

There is the SMC which is entry level,

SMT which would be the standard level

SMX which allows for external battery packs to extend the runtime, 

SMTL which use Lithium Ion batteries which have a longer lifespan, are better which higher temperatures and the batteries are lighter.

 

Once you've chosen the level you want you just need to work out the power capacity required to support your equipment.

 

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